Historical Rosters Database

Search | Browse by Name | Browse by Class

Details for Roster ID 2815

Name:William Johnson Black
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:William Johnson Black, Class of 1867: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 2, 1845 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Allen J. Black; Mother- Mary L. Haythe. Pat. Grandfather- Daniel M. Black; Pat. Grandmother- Mildred S. [maiden name unknown]. Mat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Haythe; Mat. Grandmother- Susan [maiden name unknown] Married- Virginia Price, daughter of Charles W. Price of Lynchburg, Va. on March 5, 1871. Children- 1- Charles H. Black; 2- E. Stockton Black. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 2, 1862; Resigned March 30, 1864 to enter Military Service. Civil War Record- Enlisted April 25, 1864 at Gordonsville, Va. as Private in Capt. J.J. Shoemaker's Co. Va. Light Horse Artillery (also called the Beauregard Rifles and the Lynchburg Beauregards). Careers- Express business in Lynchburg, Va. for many years. Died- Jan. 24, 1935 in Confederate Soldiers Home in Richmond, Va.
Photograph:No digital image available
Additional Online Resources:Civil War diary and cadet account book